17 Small Bites for Your Next Summer Soirée

A cheese board? Snooze-fest. For your next summer soirée, whip up a few of these small, crispy bites, then sit back with a glass of vino as the complements roll in.

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Crispy Chicken Caprese Bites

Simple but elegant.

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Crispy Tortellini Bites With Creamy Tomato Sauce

Warning: These are addictive.

The First Mess

Crispy Eggplant Polenta Bites With Honey And Lime

A surprisingly yummy combo.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Easy Zucchini Chips

Potatoes need not apply.

Joyful Healthy Eats

Cajun Shrimp Guacamole Bites

Propelled on crunchy sweet potato coins.

Cooking for Keeps

Crispy Greek Smashed Potatoes

Topped with lemon, garlic, Greek yogurt, kalamata olives and diced tomatoes.

Joyful Healthy Eats

Pesto Polenta Bites With Tomato Bruschetta

Grab ready-made polenta rolls from the grocery store.

The Woks of Life

Best Homemade Fried Calamari

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Mozzarella Bites

How could you say no?

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Mini Lobster Rolls

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Mini Skillet Pizzas With Mushrooms And Roasted Tomatoes

Crispy Parmesan cheese and mozzarella.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Mini Chicken And Waffles

Pro tip: Pair ‘em with spiked Arnold palmers.

Inside the Rustic

Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

Like jalapeno poppers, but way classier.


Paneer Cheese Corn Balls

Irresistible melt-in-your-mouth croquettes.

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Damn Delicious

Crab Rangoon

Cream cheese + crab = bliss.

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Guacamole Cups

We’re never going back to tortilla chips.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Eggplant Parm Bites

Put that summer produce to work.